The City To Come

In The Bible, the English word camp, or encampment, is used to translate the Hebrew word pronounced makh-en-eh, and the Greek word pronounced par-em-bole-ay. Both words are generally defined as a temporary place of habitation, in contrast to a city which is intended to be permanent. A camp is temporary, while a city is forever, just as physical life is temporary, while spiritual life is forever.

The Israelite Camp During The Wilderness Years

During the time of their Wilderness Journey, The Lord gave the Israelites specific instructions on how they were to establish their encampment around The Tabernacle In The Wilderness:

A Future "Camp Of The Saints," and the New Jerusalem

The "camp of the saints" will be established at The Return Of Jesus Christ. It will be replaced by the permanent city, the New Jerusalem, after the world has first been completely conquered by Jesus Christ, and then purified by being flooded with fire, just as the world was once purified by being flooded with water:

Fact Finder: Did the apostle Paul refer to the present temporary human life as an existence in a tent? Did he also say that we should look forward to a permanent spiritual city?
2 Corinthians 5:1-4 and Hebrews 11:9-10

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This Week's Bible Quiz

What was the name of these women of the Bible?

1. The mother of John the Baptist?

2. The only recorded female who was a prophetess, judge and a military leader all in one?

3. The sister of Jacob/Israel's twelve sons?

4. The two sisters of Lazarus?

5. The first human to see the risen Jesus Christ?

6. The sister of Moses and Aaron?

7. The wife of Jacob/Israel who died near Bethlehem, where her tomb is seen today?

8. The wife of Isaac?

9. The wife of Abraham?

10. The mother of King Solomon?

For the answers to this February 12 2002 quiz, see the Bible Quiz Answers Page

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